Quality, affordable health care is critical to everyone, especially women, children and people of color, many of whom have inadequate health care coverage or no health care coverage at all.
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Information like where you live and your family health history helps researchers better understand why people get sick or stay healthy. Diversity in research is essential. All of Us Research is building the most extensive health database of its kind to speed up health research breakthroughs. Learn how understanding the health information of people from all backgrounds is central to All of Us Research
The Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program, a partnership between HRSA and CDC, has begun at select HRSA-funded health centers specializing in caring for hard-to-reach and disproportionately affected populations. The goal is to address health equity in vaccine delivery by providing a direct supply of COVID-19 vaccines to health centers that serve these populations. The YWCA participates in these efforts by hosting vaccine clinics throughout the community and participating in education efforts.
The ENCOREplus program provides referral services and education on early detection of breast cancer to medically underserved women in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Eligible participants are women at least 40 years of age, have not received a mammogram within the last 12 months, and are uninsured or underinsured (high deductible insurance).
Mammography is the most effective screening tool used today to find breast cancer in most women. However, the benefits of mammography vary by age. Learn about mammography for women ages:
Ventanilla De Salud (VDS), in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, provides health education and health service referrals to the San Antonio immigrant community. The objective of the VDS is to improve access to primary and preventive health services, increase coverage in public insurance and promote a culture of health prevention for Mexicans living in the United States. In addition, VDS can provide information on educational, legal, and financial guidance.
VDS operates at the Consulate of Mexico (127 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX. 78205) every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You can also make your inquiry by email at email@example.com or by phone at (210)956-6943, (210) 227-9145 ext. 3626, or from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at (210) 433-9922 ext. 235.
Disengaged youth are 16- to 24-year-olds who are neither in school nor working and need options and resources to guide them toward becoming financially, emotionally, and socially secure adults. Bexar County is home to an estimated 35,000 disengaged youths. This accounts for 15% of this demographic, making San Antonio one of the highest risk cities in the nation. RESET aims to address this issue by providing a career pathway to becoming a certified Community Health Worker. RESET offers paid training, educational coaching, and case management for those selected to participate. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for the program, please contact RESET Manager Crystal Jaco firstname.lastname@example.org
YWCA certified fitness instructors provide group fitness classes to senior centers, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes across the city, in addition to virtual courses. Our class offerings include Zumba gold, Fit for Life, Senior Cardio, Tai Chi, Stretch and Tone, Joint Movement, Dance Fit, and Aqua Fitness.
Facilities interested in collaborating with the YWCA to meet your fitness needs can contact our Senior Coordinator Alfredo Olazaba email@example.com
Health Literacy is a new program that introduces the right way to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem.
With this new program,
we offer training to healthcare professionals on how to communicate with their patients in a culturally competent way.
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